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  1. Oct 3, 2019 #81

    Dennis K

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    I remember a sign in the 1960's hanging over the door leading into base operations from the flightline at an East Coast AFB, maybe Andrews or McGuire, that read: The mission of the Air Force is to fly and fight. The mission of those who don't fly and fight is to support those who do. Anybody remenber it can refresh my memory?
     
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  2. Oct 3, 2019 #82

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    Blane C. … RE Prop and magnetic particle inspection [test]… if the props are non-ferrous [aluminum] perhaps they failed 'dye penetrant inspections'...?
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    You Might be a Redneck Pilot If *
    1. Your stall warning plays DIXIE.
    2. Your cross country flight plan uses flea markets as check points.
    3. You think sectionals should show trailer parks.
    4. You've ever used moonshine as Avgas.
    5. Your 172's wheel pants have mud flaps with a chrome reclining nude.
    6. Your toothpick keeps poking your mike.
    7. You've ever taxied around the airport just drinking beer.
    8. You wouldn't be caught dead in a Grumman Yankee.
    9. You use an old Purina Dog Chow sack as a wind sock.
    10. You constantly confuse Beechcraft with Beechnut.
    11. You think GPS stands for GOING PERFECTLY STRAIGHT.
    12. You refer to formation flying as "We got us a convoy."
    13. Your matched set of lightweight flying luggage is 3 grocery bags from Piggly Wiggly.
    14. You have a gun rack in the rear window.
    15. You have more than one roll of duct tape holding your cowling on.
    16. You figure mud and manure in your weight and balance calculations.
    17. You siphon gas from your tractor to go flying.
    18. You've never landed at an actual airport even though you've been flying for over 20 years.
    19. You've ground looped after hitting a cow.
    20. You consider anything over 100 ft AGL as HIGH altitude flying.
    21. There are parts on your airplane labeled JOHN DEERE.
    22. Your (one) Sectional is dated '89, but you have all the latest TEXACO road maps for your area.
    23. There's exhaust residue on the right side of your airplane and tobacco stains on the left.
    24. You have to buzz the strip to chase off the cows and sheep.
    25. You use your parachute for a portable hanger.
    26. You've landed on Main Street for a cup of coffee.
    27. The tread pattern IF any, on all three of your tires is different.
    28. You have a pair of fuzzy dice hanging from the magnetic compass.
    29. You put hay in the back seat so your dogs don't get cold.
    30. You've got matching bumper stickers on each side of the vertical fin.
    31. There's grass stains on the tips of your propeller.
    32. Your hanger collapses and 4 of your best dogs are killed.
    33. Somewhere on your plane there's a bumper sticker that reads, "I'd rather be fishin."
    34. You navigate with your ADF tuned to only AM country stations.
    35. You think an ultralight is a sissy new beer from BUDWEISER.
    36. Just before the crash, everybody on "UNICOM" heard you say "Hey Y'all, watch this!"
     
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  3. Oct 3, 2019 #83

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    As a pilot, only two bad things can happen to you… and one of them (eventually) will.
    a. One day you will walk out to the aircraft knowing that it is your last flight.
    b. One day you will walk out to the aircraft not knowing that it is your last flight.
    --Unknown
     
  4. Oct 3, 2019 #84

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    DSCF0003 (3).JPG Redneck airplane for the redneck pilot with the tobacco stains washed off for the picture.
     
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  5. Oct 3, 2019 #85

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    "If you think the worse and get the worse you suffered twice.
    If you think the best and get the worse you only suffer once."

    Loretta LaRoche
     
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    Someone please tell me where I can get a good price on a case of prop wash. Sporties wanted a fortune.
     
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    Pops... what/where is the airfield that image was taken... looks like the place I've dreamed-of for retirement...?
     
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  8. Oct 9, 2019 #88

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    "There's ground below, and space above, try to stick to the bit in the middle".
     
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  9. Oct 9, 2019 #89

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    Bill O’Brien’s Words of Wisdom
    https://www.aviationpros.com/aircra...rs/mro/article/10375113/bill-obrien-1943-2008
    Aviation Maintenance Laws.
    Metal remembers, wood sometimes forgets.
    Interchangeable parts won't.
    The most delicate component will be dropped.
    A fail-safe circuit will destroy others.
    The nastiest job will arrive at the hangar at 3 pm on a Friday before a holiday.
    The availability of a part will be inversely proportional to the need.
    Any wire, tube, sheet metal cut to length will be too short.
    Experience is when you are given the test first and lesson later.
    Experience is a cruel teacher: first she make You take the test; then You learn the lesson.
    There is no such thing as a dead magneto, igniter, box, electrical circuit, or hydraulic system.
    Any unknown is unacceptable in aviation.
    Probability of failure of a part is inversely proportional to the ease of replacement.
    If you screw around with it long enough, it will break.
    A failure will not appear until the job has passed the final inspection.
    When faced with an insurmountable task, read the instructions.
    A dropped tool will do the most harm or land in the most inaccessible spot --- also known as the law of Selective Gravitation.
    A propeller has never lost a fight with a human being.
     
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    Bill O’Brien’s Words of Wisdom
    Words of Wisdom for Mechanics:
    A mechanic can fail many times but he or she is never a failure until they blame some one else.
    "Airworthy" is not a word, it is a profession.
    Success in aviation career should be well planned, it should not be a surprise or even an accident.
    Saying "I am just a mechanic" is a loser's script.
    Hardest thing a mechanic can learn is how to unite Chutzpah with wisdom.
    Do not be a mechanic of many convictions.
    A sloppy toolbox says a lot about its owner.
    Corners in aviation maintenance should be taken at 90 degrees not cut at 45.
    Advice to young mechanics: One day you will have to choose between being a fool or becoming a new member of the Son of Bernie club. Do not choose to be a fool.
    One of the mysteries that surround mechanics is the fact we can reassemble a Boeing 747 and get it right the first time, but we cannot grasp the intricacies of the Hokey Pokey.
    When your work speaks for itself, keep your mouth shut.
    When the career horse you are riding drops dead, get off!
    Don't learn the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.
    No mechanic fails unless he fails on the inside first!
    Keep your weaknesses to yourself. If you don't point them out, others will never notice them.
    Knowledge requires payment. It will cost you either time, money, or pain.
    Mechanic's Prayer. Lord make me a drop of oil, not a piece of grit.
    Observations about Bosses: Most mechanics are good but not all can be outstanding, so managers are hungry for discriminators to tell the difference. However because of their training and experience most managers have difficulty distinguishing brilliance from mediocrity, but they are lightning quick to imagine any sort of problems with "motivation" or "attitude." These wise sayings may save one's career.
    "Never complain!" make survival look easy.
    Remember, whatever's encouraged is mandatory, whatever's discouraged is prohibited.
    It is terribly difficult to offend your boss and influence him at the same time.
    Use harmless kinds of humor in your conversations with the powers to be. Pure and perfect people do not understand irony.
    Showing up at the company picnic is a loyalty test.
    In times of change be aggressively humble and dynamically inconspicuous around management. Save your brilliance for your friends and family.
    All company Accountants have an open door, closed mind policy.
    Definition of a Model manager, is a small rendition of the real thing.
    "Be yourself" is the worst advice you can give a parts room manager.
    "Nothing" is sometimes a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
    When management is the least sure, it is the most dogmatic.
    Beware of catchy, important sounding phrases or words from management like: "Think outside of the box," or "leverage your resources." If you do not know what those words mean, neither does management. They are used to impress, not to inform.
    When the boss talks more about the bottom line and less about safety, it is time to look for another opportunity to succeed.
     
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  11. Oct 10, 2019 #91

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    Years ago sitting in a corporate management meeting some very good advice was shared:

    "Never be afraid to shoot your own horse."

    Dale
    N319WF
     
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    Bill O’Brien’s Words of Wisdom

    FAA
    The flying public seldom forgives a mistake, twice.
    The people should not know how rules and sausages are made.
    The Adam and Eve experiment was the first attempt at self-regulation.
    To err is human; to forgive divine… neither is FAA policy
    We Bureaucrats don't believe in miracles, we rely on them.
    When you are speaking in front of a crowd, you never know when you are making a memory.
    You have better luck arguing with a meter maid than an FAA inspector.
    Politics is the art of compromise. We are all involved in Politics. The only place without politics was Robinson Crusoe's island before Friday came.
    In making a rule there is no substitute for hangar smarts.
    Meetings in Washington are as exciting as watching a TV test pattern.
    The trick to manage change in aviation is to distinguish the nuggets of common sense from the tons of nonsense.
    Jump seats on aircraft were designed by aeronautical engineers who should have studied harder in schools.
    God's gift to a bureaucrat is a thick skin.
     
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    Daleandee… A variant of Your quote...

    When you discover you’re riding a dead horse*, the best strategy is to dismount.” --Wisdom of the Dakota Indians

    *large animals, like humans, struggle to live up-to-their last breath. To native American riders it would be obvious when a severely injured/sick horse they are riding is in-process of dying.
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    DennisK….

    A CMSgt once once told me "There's OPS and Maintenance... everything else anin't ****."
     
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    The height of ignorance is when you don't know and you don't know that you don't know. Sounds like anyone you know? :)
     
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    He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child. Teach him.
    He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep. Wake him.
    He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise. Follow him.
    He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Shun him.
     
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    Don't worry about what others think,say, or do...........life is simply a battle with yourself to decide what kind of person you will become.
     
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    Pops I'll quote You on that!
    A corollary to Your quote... "The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.” –Wayne Dyer
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    Dana
    "He who knows..." Do You Know who wrote/said this... Confucius?
     
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    I've seen it attributed to many sources, I don't think anybody really knows.
     
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    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

    Theodore Roosevelt
     
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    Okay, my turn.

    "Landing an airplane is easy. It's gonna come down all on its own eventually." - Anonymous.

    "You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks." - Winston Churchill (quoting an anonymous author)

    "Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain; and most fools do." - Dale Carnegie

    "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity." - Hanlon's Razor

    "Murphy was an optimist." - Anonymous
     

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